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    Talking Would Nikon Samurai # 5 Please Step Forward

    I was updating "The List" of Nikon Samurai's, and I realized that number five was vacant. So who is number 5? I'm thinking it's Nat, but it could be Old Timer. "Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most."

    Here is The List:

    # 1- Speed
    # 2- MTB Brian
    # 3- Kokopeli
    # 4- Walterick
    # 5- Natatbeach
    # 6- Colorado Amigo
    # 7- Another View
    # 8- MJS
    # 9- Deckcadet
    #10- Prbowhay
    #11- Van A
    #12- Temorarily Available
    #13- Old Timer
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    Re: Would Nikon Samurai # 5 Please Step Forward

    Nikon Samurai #9 Reporting for duty
    At last I see who else is among us....what a mystery.
    I may be young but I too know what its like to lose one's mind.......As dan quayle said...
    "What a waste it is to lose one's mind. Or not to have a mind is being very wasteful. How true that is."
    Will the real #5 please stand up..please stand up.
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    I think it's me

    I think it might be me because Rick got his unders in abunch when you tried to put me in his spot

    although you still could if you wanted....

    what about Paul? isn't he a samurai too?

    So when do we do our first Nikon gathering.....???? ;)

    You know what---I think Old Timer got his D70 before I did though... I got mine last May for Mother's Day.
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    Re: Would Nikon Samurai # 5 Please Step Forward

    "Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most."

    Ozzy baby

    I was thinking it was Paul, but I'm not too sure. I could be moved up if Kokopelli Brian never resurfaces

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    Wink Penny, I'm Sorry...

    Quote Originally Posted by prbowhay
    And you don't even have me on the list AT ALL -- I'm so hurt

    I have a Nikon Coolpix 5700, a Nikon N80 AND the Nikon D70, what is keeping me from qualifying?

    (You know I love you and that I am teasing you...)

    "Can you ever forgive me?" he cried, as he got down on his knees, pleading for forgiveness for his gross oversight.

    "...what is keeping me from qualifying?"

    Nothing whatsoever! You are now officially Nikon Samurai # 10!!!

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    Talking Re: I think it's me

    Quote Originally Posted by natatbeach
    I think it might be me because Rick got his unders in abunch when you tried to put me in his spot

    although you still could if you wanted....

    what about Paul? isn't he a samurai too?

    So when do we do our first Nikon gathering.....???? ;)

    You know what---I think Old Timer got his D70 before I did though... I got mine last May for Mother's Day.
    Aha! I thought so! Which means I never put your name in that slot. I feel awful about that. It's terrible to suffer from CRS (Can't Remember Stuff).

    Now the list no longer has any spaces in it!
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    Wink Ozzy baby :p

    Quote Originally Posted by walterick
    "Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most."

    Ozzy baby

    I was thinking it was Paul, but I'm not too sure. I could be moved up if Kokopelli Brian never resurfaces

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    I never knew who originated that saying, but I heard it years ago and I've always liked it.

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    Re: Would Nikon Samurai # 5 Please Step Forward

    I am sorry to say have never had that supreme honor bestowed upon me. I hope that I meet qualification standards besides the D70 purchased in April 04 I am the proud owner of 6 other Nikons dating back to January 1972 when after my Pentax was stolen I purchased a black body F with phototomic head. To me that was the coolest camera ever and is still in my camera cabinet and still works as well as it did in 72. It was followed by a Nikkormat, FM, F2, FE and the N80. All still live in my camera cabinet along with an assortment of other cameras and assesories. Not all are still in good working order but all were very servicable in their time. I would very much like to have the tiltle of Nikon Samurai confered upon me. If possible as you evaluate candidates and assign numbers please consider me for #13, a number that has been special to me since I donned my first Little League uniform nearly 50 years ago.

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    Re: Would Nikon Samurai # 5 Please Step Forward

    Oh yeah, you're in! But I'll wait for the official announcement. Number 13 is pretty cool, my birthday is the 13th. Even better, it's on Friday this year! (insert evil laugh)

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    Re: I think it's me

    Paul was a NIKON SOMETHINGOROTHER, but NOW he is CANON BIRDNERD #1

    OK Paul wants to know who will really die for there NIKON (as a true Nikon Samurai would)and if you have gear worth me testing your skills ;)
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    Re: Would Nikon Samurai # 5 Please Step Forward

    Ooooh! Oooooh! * raising hand* Add me to that list! I've been shooting with Nikons since the 80's. I still use my FM2, F100 and F5. My N90s and FE2 are officially retired but come out every now and then. So, how about it?

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    Re: I think it's me

    Quote Originally Posted by paulnj
    testing your skills ;)
    Do I smell a challenge?? But... I don't have any uber-Tele lenses.

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    Re: I think it's me

    Do you own a 600F4 AFSII ?

    I don't claim to be a SAMURIA, but.......................................... HAHAHA ;)
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    Good One Robert!

    I am so glad you did this, I have kind of forgotten who was a Nikon Samurai's!
    No wonder you are the #1 Samurai!
    We are growing!
    All you have to do is speak up and let us know!
    As for a Samurai gathering..
    I would be more than willing to hold one here in the City of Salt!
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    OK VanA, Old Timer and AnotherView...

    Let's see VanA makes it 12 now?
    Old Timer is 11.
    OK Steve you can be lucky 13 too.
    All in favor?
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    Re: I think it's me

    Quote Originally Posted by paulnj
    Do you own a 600F4 AFSII ?

    I don't claim to be a SAMURIA, but.......................................... HAHAHA ;)
    Umm... No... (crawling back under rock) Oh well!

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    OK, You Can Be Nikon Samurai # 13

    Quote Originally Posted by Old Timer
    I am sorry to say have never had that supreme honor bestowed upon me. I hope that I meet qualification standards besides the D70 purchased in April 04 I am the proud owner of 6 other Nikons dating back to January 1972 when after my Pentax was stolen I purchased a black body F with phototomic head. To me that was the coolest camera ever and is still in my camera cabinet and still works as well as it did in 72. It was followed by a Nikkormat, FM, F2, FE and the N80. All still live in my camera cabinet along with an assortment of other cameras and assesories. Not all are still in good working order but all were very servicable in their time. I would very much like to have the tiltle of Nikon Samurai confered upon me. If possible as you evaluate candidates and assign numbers please consider me for #13, a number that has been special to me since I donned my first Little League uniform nearly 50 years ago.

    Since you have such a distinquished Nikon lineage!

    Quite an impressive lineup.
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    To Quote Darth Vader...

    Quote Originally Posted by Van A
    Ooooh! Oooooh! * raising hand* Add me to that list! I've been shooting with Nikons since the 80's. I still use my FM2, F100 and F5. My N90s and FE2 are officially retired but come out every now and then. So, how about it?

    "Impressive!"

    There's always room for another Nikon Samurai.

    You are now officially Nikon Samurai # 11.
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    Actually, AnotherView...

    Quote Originally Posted by mtbbrian
    Let's see VanA makes it 12 now?
    Old Timer is 11.
    OK Steve you can be lucky 13 too.
    All in favor?
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    Is Nikon Samurai # 7.

    So Van A is #11, #12 is (temporarily) vacant, (I don't like skipping a space, but Old Timer is obviously a die hard Nikon fan, so an exception is being made for him), and OT is getting his wish to be # 13.

    The list is already updated at Nikon Samurai Headquarters. ;-)
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    Wink Paul was a NIKON SOMETHINGOROTHER

    Quote Originally Posted by paulnj
    Paul was a NIKON SOMETHINGOROTHER, but NOW he is CANON BIRDNERD #1

    OK Paul wants to know who will really die for there NIKON (as a true Nikon Samurai would)and if you have gear worth me testing your skills ;)

    But now he has gone over to the dark side, and is an agent of evil.

    He is also living proof that it's the photographer, not the camera, that makes the image. If he can make his images look that good with a Canon thingy, he must be a damn good photographer!!! :-O

    Meanwhile, those with discriminating taste quietly continue to shoot their Nikons...

    ;-)
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    Re: I think it's me

    Don't feel bad....

    Besides, a camera is just a tool. We ALL can make images with any brand camera.

    I refuse to sell my nikon gear, though I could use the cash to buy WHITE LENSES ;)
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    Cool Do you own a 600F4 AFSII ?

    Quote Originally Posted by paulnj
    Do you own a 600F4 AFSII ?

    I don't claim to be a SAMURIA, but.......................................... HAHAHA ;)

    Do I look like the kind of guy who has $9000 burning a hole in his pocket?

    Besides which, if I did have one, I'd probably use it twice and leave it in the safe. At 10.7 pounds, I wouldn't want to lug that thing around much. Which would be a terrible waste of a fine lens, not to mention that $9000 I don't have.

    I'll leave the BIG glass to guys like Moose Peterson and Paul Almendinger, who would put them to good use.

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    Wink Re: Good One Robert!

    Quote Originally Posted by mtbbrian
    I am so glad you did this, I have kind of forgotten who was a Nikon Samurai's!
    No wonder you are the #1 Samurai!
    We are growing!
    All you have to do is speak up and let us know!
    As for a Samurai gathering..
    I would be more than willing to hold one here in the City of Salt!
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    I've driven by the City Of Salt, but never stopped there. A Samurai gathering sounds good to me. We'll have to rotate where we meet. Maybe have a gathering in Utah, then one in the NC/VA area, then maybe one down in Florida or Texas or LA (that's Lower Alabama for those above the Mason/Dixon line). :-O
    We'll have to see who would be up for one and when. I've got a sleeping bag, how many square feet is your house? ;-)
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    Talking I refuse to sell my nikon gear

    Quote Originally Posted by paulnj
    Don't feel bad....

    Besides, a camera is just a tool. We ALL can make images with any brand camera.

    I refuse to sell my nikon gear, though I could use the cash to buy WHITE LENSES ;)

    I knew there was still some good left in you!!!!

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    Re: Would Nikon Samurai # 5 Please Step Forward

    Boooo! Nikon! Boooo!

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